Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 | Coon Rapids Main Street
Coon Rapids' annual holiday tradition began in 2008 as an evening filled with Christmas shopping and fellowship. In its 15th year, this year’s event promises to once again be a magical experience with live reindeer, carriage rides, lighted Christmas parade and holiday concert in addition to local shopping, dining and other family-friendly activities on Main Street Coon Rapids!
Click here to download an event schedule/flyer.
Events and Activities
| 10am – 12pm | Iowa Saving Bank |118 5th Ave.
Take your photo in Santa’s magical sleigh with a live reindeer. The
reindeer and sleigh will be located on the lawn of Iowa Savings Bank.
Children’s coloring contest and hot chocolate
@ Above & Beyond Remodelers | 510 Main | all day
Chocolate fountain buffet
@ Nature Ammil |408 Main | all day
Photography photo booth
with Christmas backdrop set up in the Natural Expression Photography
studio for people to use | 622 Railway Street | 10am-3pm
Outdoor inflatables for photo opportunities, games and prize
s @ Tony’s Corner | 600 Main | 10:30am - 3pm
Pine cone bird feeder and nut-free Santa and elf hat crafts
sponsored by Whiterock Conservancy @ Nature Ammil |408 Main | 10:30am – 4pm
Mr. and Mrs. Claus meeting and photo opportunity
@ the American Legion |419 Main |11am-1pm
Holiday mini golf
sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Church Youth Group @ Venteicher Garage | 413 Main | 11am-4pm
Live reading of “The Night Before Christmas” with gifts for kids
@ Main Street Coon Rapids office | 406 Main | 11am, 11:30am, 12pm and 12:30pm
Cookie Decorating Activity
sponsored by Kimmes Country Store@ United Methodist Church | 119 4th | 12-2pm
@Frohlich’s SuperValu |403 Main | 1-4 pm
Snowman Soup Activity
@ Public Library | 123 3rd | 1:30-3pm
sponsored by Ascension Lutheran Church @ City Council Chambers| 123 3rd | 1-3pm
Create greeting cards
with CR-B art teacher Bella Myers @ Main Street Coon Rapids office | 406 Main | 1-3pm
@ Thomas Rest Haven | 217 Main | 2-4 pm
@ Chuck’s Bar & Grill | 512 Main | 2-4pm
Horse-drawn Carriage Rides
| 1-3pm | Corner of Main St. & Fifth Ave.
: Disney on Ice | 5:30pm | Traveling around town
Click here to download the parade route
and here for the registration form.
Staging will begin at 4:30pm by the Coon Rapids Municipal Building on the corner of Main St. and Third Ave. Prizes will be given for 1st Place Best Theme, 2nd Place Best Theme, Most Creative and Best Light Show.
Sponsored by: Community Insurance Agency
The Pale Moons Christmas Concert | Raccoon River Social Club | 513 Main | 7:30 pm | Cash bar available sponsored by Creating Great Places
Tis the season
Ascension Lutheran Church Carolers Stroll
11am-3pm | Enjoy the musical talents of the carolers as they stroll up and down Main Street.
Gifts for good little shoppers
The Christmas in a Small Town committee has partnered with Santa’s helpers to reward local shoppers with Coon Buck gift certificates this year. His elves will be randomly appearing around Coon Rapids between Thanksgiving and Christmas presenting over $4,000 in Coon Bucks to shoppers. Shop local and you may be rewarded.
A Giving Tree will be placed in Frohlich’s SuperValu.
Each tag on the tree will list the age, gender and wish list of an unidentified child from the area. Anyone is welcome to select a tag off the tree and purchase a corresponding gift for a child. Gifts can be dropped off at the City Clerk’s Office.
Stuff the Bus
CR-B National Honor Society will have a bus parked outside Frohlich’s SuperValu. Purchase a bag of food from the store or bring new items from home and stuff them into the bus. All donations go to the CR-B Food Pantry.
Mighty Clovers Grocery Grab and Dash Raffle
| 10 am-noon | Hardware Hank Purchase a raffle ticket for the Mighty Clover 4H Club’s Grocery Grab and Dash. The winning raffle ticket holder will be given one minute to dash around Frohlich’s SuperValu and put as many grocery items in his/her cart as possible. A second grab and dash participant will do the same but the grocery items will be donated to the Coon Rapids and Bayard food pantry. The Mighty Clovers will pay for the groceries for both participants.
Avenue of Trees
Stroll through the lit Christmas trees in the Coon Rapids Municipal Building Lobby (123 3rd Ave)
Business Open Houses and Shopping Promotions
Support local businesses and start your Christmas shopping. Downtown
retailers will extend their hours until 5:00 p.m.
Beautifully Me Salon & Spa
Brown Bag & Co
. Holiday Shopping 10am – 4pm Free gift with $75 purchase
Coon Rapids Hardware Hank
Open house.serving cookies and drinks. Come play our Wheel of Fortune Game with chances to win up to 30% off your purchase. In store special all day long!
Open normal hours. Wine tasting 1-4pm.
Open 10am-5pm. We will have a chocolate fountain buffet in the candy shop area for customers to enjoy!
Natural Expression Photography
Photography photo booth with Christmas backdrop set up in the studio for people to use, and we will have special pricing on gift certificates from 10am-3pm.
New Hope Bargain Shop
Open normal hours
Patriot Trainer Fitness
Open House 10am-4m, $5 holiday smoothies, drawing for prizes.
Style on Main
Open normal hours
Village Hobby House
Open House 10am-2pm Drawings and refreshments
Drinks and Dinning
Local restaurants will be open all day and into the evening offering Christmas dinners and other tasty meals. Make sure to spread some holiday cheer to our local chefs by supporting their businesses (free delivery, dine-in or take-out available).
@ American Legion Building | freewill donations | 11am-1pm
Hosted by the American Legion Family, serving maidrites, chips and drink
Chuck's Bar and Grill
Dine-in or carry out $1.00 off beer and most mixed drinks. Join us in the evening for a Christmas Party from 9:30pm – close..
Coon Bowl III
Dine-in or carry out 11am-9pm
Open for take-out
Open normal hours; Wine tasting 1-4pm
Open 7am-5pm. Full menu, holiday drinks, coffee beans, and custom treats!
La Terraza Mexican Restaurant
Dine-in or carry out